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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Lyle, Jun 1, 2006.
Ha-ha! OMG! That's really funny!
Nuclear Energy can be very green, the problem is the design and operation of the plants. The submarine i was on ran on Nuclear Power for years and never had a problem, it was very safe. The problem is greedy corporations and sorry butt managers doing bad things and not telling anyone. With strong oversite Nuclear Energy can work. Greenpeace...fill in the blank.
Yes (carbon emissions) and yet no.
Fancy storing high-level nuclear waste in your neigbourhood? Only 100,000 years before it's safe.
We send it to the moon, Give NASA something to do rather then just dreaming about a Shuttle that can fly.
You mind if we launch the waste out of your backyard (or just upwind of your place) in one of NASA's notoriously-prone-to-exploding craft?
Yeah, who wouldn't want to send tons of radioactive waste skyward on a rocket that explodes once in a while.
It was just a joke .....we actually should send it into the sun
So, do you support nuclear energy or just despise Greenpeace? This is a serious question.
I would imagine it is entirely possible to do both at once...
But this is pretty funny. You know you'd be laughing if a righty group did something like this.
I think it's hysterical.
I hardly despise Greenpeace and I'm more than a little disappointed by leekohler's and mactastic's flippant responses. I posted this story with the intention of exposing the radical anti-environment bias found in so-called "mainstream" news organizations like the Philadelphia Inquirer. It is an abomination that they would dare to publish a story like this, the purpose of which is clearly to besmirch the reputation of Greenpeace. There is no emoticon that can be affixed to this post to adequately convey the sadness and outrage that I'm feeling at this very moment.
Sorry... I suppose I should have gone off the deep end a little just to make you feel better.
What happens to the waste once the nuclear fuel has been expended? Obviously you don't keep it on-board.
Greenpeace made the error Lyle, pointing it out isn't radically anti-environmental.
lyle- you really need to put this in perspective. If this had been a conservative group, you would have been laughing your butt off. Do you realize that you sound just like a neocon would sound defending Bush in this post? I mean really- an "abomination"? Who does that sound like? Lighten up, my friend.
A Bomb in Nation.
Sounds like a daily headline from Iraq.
I think he's having fun with us, and just forgot his smiley
I certainly hope so!
The President of our great Nation
off to visit a Penn Nuclear Station
Greenpeace was to spring into action
Yet their attacks proved not to gain traction
When their editor proved on vacation.
Just throw it in the ocean
I do support a lot of what Greenpeace does (I mean, every side needs radical extremists), but I think their stance on nuclear energy is, for the most part, unfounded.
No, it's not the end-all answer, but it's a stepping stone to get there. Much better than things like fossil fuels and possibly hydro. I haven't read up on hydro in a while, but last I heard, thousands upon thousands of acres (even square kilometres?) get swallowed by the reservoir for each dam.
If nuclear power was cost effective after the repeal of the Price-Anderson act I'd consider it.
But you'd still have to convince me that the short-term gains in emissions would offset the long-term risks of storage of nuclear waste products.
Personally, I'd like to see increased use of breeder reactors to recycle waste. After that, just dig a hole somewhere remote and largely uninhabited, like, say, Baffin Island. It came from the Earth, so I doubt just putting it back would destoy the planet more than dumping fossil fuel emissions where they don't belong.
Mactastic, do you have any information that suggests the short-term fossil fuel emissions wouldn't be worse than long-term nuclear storage?
(and yes, I know some people do live on Baffin Island...but the point is that there are places in the far far North that people don't live)